Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the home department, via its Maharashtra Cyber office, was trying to reduce such instances by creating awareness among the citizens about precautions to be taken while making online transactions.
Several other decisions were also taken at the meeting, most of which include stringent implementation of guidelines which are already in place, while in some cases concession granted in recent months have been revoked.
These are staffers at the Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBWTF), who have collected and disposed of over 1,100 tonnes of Covid-related waste from public and private hospitals in the last 11 months.
The first consignment of 2.64 lakh doses of the vaccine took off for Delhi on a SpiceJet flight soon after 8 am, landing in the national capital a little before 10 am. A GoAir flight to Chennai and an Air India flight to Ahmedabad followed.
As reported by The Indian Express earlier, under the vertical of affordable housing in partnership (AHP) under PMAY(U), the PMC has taken up the development of five housing projects comprising 2,918 apartments at three different locations in the city, namely Hadapsar, Kharadi and Vadgaon Khurd.
Documents obtained under the RTI ACT show that the Union housing ministry and the MHADA have been corresponding since March 2020, but the issues causing the delay in the release of funds are far from resolved.
According to the district administration, a total of 512 persons who had returned to Pune from the UK between November 25 and December 22 have so far been identified from the data received from various airlines
Among the issues hampering the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin scheme are the fact that many beneficiaries do not own plots to construct houses, the shortage and high cost of sand, and insufficient financial assistance.
According to Ganesh Shetty, President of Pune Restauranteurs’ and Hoteliers’ Association (PRAHA), none of the hotels in the city, including five-star establishments, have been able to finalise plans for New Year parties due to the prevailing uncertainty.
In October 2020, PMC had alloted affordable houses being constructed under PMAY(U) to 2,918 poor families but only 731 of them claimed them. Now PMC has announced names of 2,187 fresh allottees urging them to book the unclaimed homes.
Earlier, civic bodies in the state – acting upon guidelines of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) – were releasing advance subsidy to beneficiary families constructing houses under the BLC (Beneficiary Led Construction) component of the PMAY(U) to ensure fast progress of the projects.